Self-Love from the inside out 🌸 Self care is not self indulgence, is self respect. Taking care of my physical and mental wellbeing inside and out is my number one priority. I’ve simply realized that when I’m filled with self-love I make better choices and when my health and body feel good, my mental and physical performance are at their optimum level. Yoga, meditation, a balanced diet, always staying positive even in the most challenging situations and enjoying life at its fullest are key to keep my balance🧘🏻♀️ That’s one of the reasons why I identify myself so well with @lightandfreeuk , because that’s precisely what their brand is all about (plus their Icelandic Style Yoghurt tastes pretty amazing and it’s 0% fat and has 0% added sugar and over 30% fewer calories than most full fat yogurts; awesome right?). What about you? How do you show yourself some love and keep your balance? #LightAndFree#Ad
I posted on my story last night about this new eyebrow product, and I got a surprising number of responses and questions, so I thought I’d do an official post and give a mini review on it .
This is the fairly new Shape + Shade Brow Tint from @maccosmetics. It’s essentially a brow liner that is meant to mimic realistic brow strokes, much like the ever popular microblading brow tattoo style. I have very very sparse eyebrows, but I’m still a little reluctant to get microblading done, so this is perfect for me. With just a few quick strokes of the thin brush liner, you can get a SUPER realistic looking brow (3rd pic). The liner has the perfect amount of pigment, not too dark not too light, and the pigmentation makes this brow product really easy to use. I bought the shade Spiked, which is a dark brown, but I also bought Taupe, a lighter cooler brown to layer and add dimension for a more realistic look. There’s also a waxy powder end that’s meant to shade brows and hold them into place, but I haven’t yet figured out how to best use that side for my brows.
Once the brow liner sets on the skin, it seems to wear for a long time and doesn’t come off from natural oils on the skin or sweating. Since I just bought this, I can’t speak to how long the actual product will last or if the brush will dry out quickly, but as long as this doesn’t dry out within a week I think I’ll keep on buying this .
Just as an FYI, products like this are becoming more and more popular and before using this I tried the Make Up For Ever brow liner and it was a total dud. The liner brush is far too thick for realistic brow strokes and it deposits a very liquidy pigment so my eyebrows just looked like a hot smudgey mess. I think if you like a super powdery filled in look, that’s the way to go.
I’m loving the Burberry Glow ✨✨✨This is the Fresh Glow Luminous base and it’s fast becoming a favourite in my makeup routine. I’ve only been using it for a few days but I’m sold on it. Such a good TKMaxx find! I would never have bought this otherwise!
It’s a very thin golden/bronze fluid which is highly pigmented, making it perfect for warmer weather as it’s very lightweight and you don’t need a lot. It spreads very easily and sinks right in. It doesn’t feel like it’s ‘sitting’ on the skin which is often the issue I have with primers/makeup bases. Although this isn’t a primer it does smooth things out and provides a hit of hydration - the formula is 55% water infused.
This just gives my skin such a healthy look (not greasy or dewy just radiant) and over the top of the Isle of Paradise tanning drops my skin is looking less like Casper each day!👻 What are your favourite radiance boosting bases? I’m looking forward to trying this in other ways as well. Might use as an eyeshadow tomorrow!
A mini-review of Nivea Sun Protect Water Milk Mild in SPF 50. I’ve been using this for a few weeks at this point, and while I can’t really speak to the efficacy in the sun quite yet (summer is only beginning), I can talk about the feel and wear.
I use this first thing in the morning, after I’ve used a morning cleanser. I let it sink in for 5-10 minutes before I put on my moisturizer and makeup. This is a very thin formula, even more so than my beloved Biore Bright Milk. It doesn’t have a white cast, though I admit I’m not the best person to figure that one out. It dries semi-matte and behaves well under my makeup. Plus there’s no discernible scent. I like it well enough, but it’s not going to usurp Bright Milk. But I would get it again.
Swipe to see the viscosity of the liquid, it partially rubbed in on my hand, and it fully rubbed in.
LOVE our new Fooops! Wipes...oil-free, anti-aging (hello, SenePlex Complex!), leaves my face feeling super clean and hydrated! 💦 No sticky residue left behind, either. Also, it’s SO quick and makes taking off all my long-lasting makeup so much easier!🙌🏻🙌🏻
when I first started getting interested in skincare, I used a ton of sheet masks, but now I find that wash-off masks are a lot more hydrating and effective. this @glowrecipe watermelon glow jelly sheet mask was too cool to pass up, though 💕
✨ this is a two-piece jelly mask that claims to cool, hydrate, smooth, and de-puff the skin. it’s transparent and has a light pink tint, so it’s convenient for long-haul flights!
✨ I love glow recipe’s original watermelon sleeping mask, so I was excited to try this! I applied it after cleansing for 10 minutes.
✨ this is so COOLING! my skin felt very hydrated and refreshed after using the mask, and my cheeks looked very plump and bright. I’m not sure about the smoothing effects quite yet, but hopefully I can pick up more soon. I also appreciated how well this fit my face!
✨ I would recommend this if you’re willing to spend a little more on a sheet mask! I definitely want to bring some along for airplane rides. I’m usually too self-conscious to mask on airplanes, but this one is subtle enough to get away with it!